A Madison County couple has been charged with killing a 2-year-old boy, police said.
William H. Butler, 31, and Seara M. Clements, 26, both of Berea, were charged with murder, criminal abuse of a child and failure to report neglect/abuse, according to jail records. They were arrested Thursday.
Kentucky State Police was contacted Monday over a toddler at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries. The 2-year-old child, identified as Tristan Clements, died Wednesday, according to state police.
Investigators believe Tristan was injured while in the care of his mother, Clements, and her boyfriend, Butler, while in their home on Dreyfus Road in Madison County, according to state police.
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Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said the office is investigating the child’s death. The child was taken to Frankfort for an autopsy, police said.
Butler and Clements are being held in the Madison County Detention Center.